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animal taxonomy
  a classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure or origin

or more rarely:

the classification of anything
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  • animal taxonomy
  • plant taxonomy
  • Blooms taxonomy of educational objectives
  • An elegant older man with swept-back white hair, Simpson was the world’s leading authority on lizard taxonomy.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park

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  • Ekman and Friesen decided, then and there, to create a taxonomy of facial expressions.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • With so much time on his hands, he put comparative morphology to work and made considerable progress in botanical taxonomy.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
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Associated words [difficulty]:   taxonomy [9] , species [1] , genus [6] , phylum [8] , species [1] , genus [6] , deciduous [8] , hominid [8] , marsupial [8] , phylum [8] , coniferous [9]
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